In anticipation of hosting a gang for Thanksgiving, I decided to create some sweater pumpkin fall decor to incorporate into table centerpieces and decorate the house.
As I often do before starting a new craft project, I went to Pinterest for ideas and instructions.
So many bloggers have made an incredible array of decorative fabric pumpkins! Everything from luxurious velvet to flannel shirts — and just about everything in between.
I decided to recycle an old angora sweater and several socks with holes in the heels. Because the once beautiful sweater was looking it’s age, I rarely wear it anymore. I also don’t foresee going to the expense of having it dry cleaned again. So, I was delighted to find a new use for it.
In all, I made a total of ten sweater pumpkins to share with you. Although not a tutorial (there are plenty available online), I’ll explain how I put mine together.
I’ve been so busy setting tables, decorating chandeliers and creating centerpieces, I haven’t had a chance to photograph my other Halloween decorations. Today, I’m finally getting around to a Halloween decor home tour.
Other than Favorite Things Parties and tablescapes, my Halloween decorations tend to be far less over-the-top or stylized.
I do have a lot of stuff (yes honey, I know), But, many of those decorations only come out if we’re entertaining, or if my sons come home for a weekend (usually coinciding with a Steeler game).
Halloween decor tend to go in the same locations every year. It is all simply arranged; there are no elaborate displays or vignettes. If you’re expecting Instragram or magazine-worthy photography, I hope you won’t be disappointed.
Come along now on my Halloween decor home tour, where a not-so-scary group of characters — mostly witches — convene every October.
My favorite Halloween decorations are the ones that evoke the past and happy childhood memories. That’s why I decorate my home with Halloween costume photos of the boys, and seasonal arts and crafts projects they made way back when.
In, How to Create a Kid Keepsakes Gallery, I explain how I use a long wall in the finished basement to display arts and crafts created by my sons. I rotate the artwork seasonally, and in September swapped the pictures to back-to-school, fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving subjects.
Now that it’s October, I also bring out framed photographs of family members in Halloween costumes; placing them around house. I’ve also taken some of those Halloween costume photos and turned them into stand-up cutouts.
Let me show you a fun way to take pictures of your kids or grandchildren, and create easy DIY Halloween decorations the whole family will enjoy.
I’m back from a two-week vacation in Greece and it’s time to update the house for fall with favorite Halloween decorations. Before I left, I visited two of my go-to places to shop for seasonal and holiday decor.
If you’re thinking, “wasn’t she just on vacation in July?” — you’re right! Incredible Iceland Trip Ten Day Adventure was a surprise arranged by our sons. My husband and I had already planned Athens and a Greek island cruise over a year ago. It was a present to ourselves to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary. A fabulous, dream trip.
Although I’m still regrouping, unpacking, and doing laundry (while adjusting to a seven-hour time difference and jet-lag), it’s time to decorate for fall.
This week I’ll be shopping for mums and pumpkins, putting up decorations, and setting spooky tables, including Eye of Newt and Haunted Halloween Hallows Tablescape.
In the meantime, let me take you virtual window shopping for favorite Halloween seasonal inspiration and decorating ideas.